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Before Taking Out a Debt Consolidation Loan

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Thinking about taking out  a debt consolidation loan? Some people with debt problems may consider this option. However, as a consumer, you need to be clear about what debt consolidation really means and know that you are essentially moving debt around. It’s not actually helping you reduce the total amount that you owe. This can be tricky because it makes you feel like you are making progress towards resolving ...

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This February…

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Hope you all are having a great week! February is half-way through, and we’re glad to see you put financial health as a priority. When it boils down, one of the best ways to show love is to take care of your finances. You will improve your life as well as the lives of those you care about.

You’ve already taken the first step towards resolving debt, and we commend you for ...

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Things You Do To Save Money That End Up Costing You

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When I was younger, my parents tried to teach me the value of the dollar and the importance of saving. They would say, “Money doesn’t grow on trees. You have to work hard and earn every penny. If you save today, you’ll be able to put aside enough money to buy something you really want.” So that’s exactly what I did.

Now as an adult, one of my greatest ...

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7 Ways to Fix Your Credit

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Some of you may be thinking, I’m still young, so why should I care about my credit score? Lots of people have debt and less than stellar credit, but they’re still enjoying a cushy lifestyle. As long as I’m able to buy the things that I want, why should I be concerned? The answer is simple. Life is easier when you have good credit.

Take a look at it this way. Landlords, ...

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How to Prioritize Your Debt Payments

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In order to get started with a plan to resolve your debt, you will need to take a look at your overall debt picture and come up with a practical spending plan. This usually starts with tracking your monthly expenses and deciding how to distribute payments. Tailor your spending plan to your needs and adjust it as your needs change. If you haven’t done so already, create a spending ...

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